Why engage an
Independent Home Inspector?

Most of us wouldn't rely on the dealer's preferred mechanic to evaluate a $100,000 used car--unless we had a great relationship with that technician. Home buying doesn't work the same way, of course, but in fact most buyers are purchasing a "used" house. Buyer beware? Let's say: be careful, and dilgent.

Avoid Conflict of Interest

What's Wrong With a Real Estate Agent Recommending Particular Home Inspectors?

Under ideal conditions, nothing. If your agent is a trusted friend, that's terrific. Otherwise, potential for conflict of interest is a concern. When you are busy buying or selling a home, you have enough concerns without adding that one.

Sometimes a buyer's agent is also the seller's agent. Balancing the interests of people with opposing positions can be tricky. Ethical conduct is crucial for all concerned. In such cases it may be even more important to have an independent Home Inspector.

In some places it's illegal for an agent to recommend a Home Inspector.

The concern of course is: Conflict of Interest.

To keep lines of responsibility clear, I NEVER market my services to or through real estate offices. I don't cater real estate sales meetings, hand out premiums, nor offer inducements or rewards. If an agent recommends me they presumably do so because they have seen me work and respect my independent role as much as I respect the role they play in your transaction. I don't ask agents for referrals. I don't hand out brochures. I don't even visit their offices except to pick up or return a key for an inspection.

Only a small fraction of my work is based on agent referrals. Most home buyers and sellers hire me either based on word-of-mouth from friends or family whom I've helped, or because they have done diligent homework online.

Realtors work hard; on commission. Almost all are decent and ethical people. But the fact is that if a home inspection reveals certain issues, an impending sale--and commission--may not go through. If a Home Inspector gets a big slice of his business out of certain real estate offices -- which could withold those referrals at any time -- well, human nature is a funny thing.

The good news is that you don't have to give any of this another thought. You can REMOVE the possibility of conflict of interest by hiring an independent home inspector.

"Do I have the right to choose my own inspector?"

YES. ALWAYS.

If someone insists you must use his or her "approved" inspector, consider contacting your attorney, but definitely think it through.

My phone number is (716)965-2999. I'd love to hear from you today.





Independent Alabama Home Inspectors

Sorry. Alabama currently does not have any inspectors willing to sign the No Conflict of Interest Pledge



Independent Alaska Home Inspectors

Sorry. Alaska does not currently have any independent home inspectors willing to sign the no conflict of interest pledge.



Independent Arizona Home Inspectors

Scottsdale
Sunset Home Inspection, Inc.
Bernie Rubin
http://www.sunsethomeinspection.com
(480) 614-6543
bernie@sunsethomeinspection.com




Independent Arkansas Home Inspectors

Bella Vista

Trusted Home Inspections
John Williams
http://www.trustedhi.com
(479) 200-8979
jwilliams1592@gmail.com



Independent California Home Inspectors

Contra Costa – Solano Counties
Precision Nspec, Home Inspectors


Paul Alexander
http://www.nspecmyhome.com
1 (866) 746-0486
inspection@precision-nspec.com



Orange County
American Dream Home Inspection
Justin Watts
http://www.americandreamhomeinspection.net
(949) 331-2602
americandream1@cox.net



Orange County (and surrounding cities)
Guaranteed Property Inspection and Mold Investigation
Steve Zivolich
Guaranteed Property Inspection and Mold Investigation
(888) 252.2274
gpinspect@cox.net



Rancho Cucamonga
Pro Inspections
Neil Mattson
www.Pro-Inspection.com www.Pro-Inspection.com (909) 944-2773
inspectitneil@msn.com



Sonora
Ringen’s Unbiased Inspections

Ron Ringen http://www.unbiasedinspections.com (209) 533-5044 inspect@mlode.com



Independent Colorado Home Inspectors

Colorado Springs
HOME-AIDE Inspections, LLC

Bruce Leavitt
http://home-aideinspections.com
(719) 597-6918
bruce.leavitt0750@gmail.com



Independent Connecticut Home Inspectors

Bethel
Allied Home Inspections
Tom Schlotter http://www.allied123.com
(203) 748-0400
Tom@Allied123.com




Independent Delaware Home Inspectors

Sorry There Are Currently No Independent Inspectors In Delaware



Independent Florida Home Inspectors

Altamonte Springs
HomeFacts by Mid Florida Home Inspectors
Lewin McGinnis
http://www.homeinspectionplace.com
(407) 865-6313
inspector@homeinspectionplace.com



Bay Harbor – Miami Beach
A-1 Property Service Co.
James Gonte
FL Home Inspector License – 158
http://www.a1propertyservice.com
(305) 949-2332
info@a1propertyservice.com



Dunedin – Tampa
Suncoast Inspections.Com, Inc.
Chris Miller
http://suncoastinspections.com
(727) 734-8822
chris@suncoastinspections.com




Ft. Lauderdale
Truss One Home Inspection Team Inc.
Wesley Romero
www.truss1homeinspection.com
(954) 881-4899
truss1hometeam@gmail.com



Hialeah
Florida Home Inspection Team, Inc.
Bill Siegel
http://floridahomeinspectionteam.com
(305) 430-8800 OR (954) 342-4988
bill@floridahomeinspectionteam.com



Key Colony Beach
Accurate Home Inspections, Co.
Douglas Mudge
(305) 433-1351
Doug@Accurate-Home-Inspections.net



Orlando
Advanced Look Property Inspections, LLC
Jay Mathy
http://www.advancedlookinspections.com
(407) 310-2828
jay@advancedlookinspections.com



Tampa – Clearwater
Mark Cramer Home Inspection Services, Inc.
Mark Cramer
http://www.besttampainspector.com
(727) 595-4211
mark@BestTampaInspector.com




Tampa Bay
Buyer’s Choice Home Inspection
Michael Yeager
http://www.buyerschoiceinspections.com
(813) 263-4753
chiefinspector@tampabay.rr.com



Independent Georgia Home Inspectors

Port Wentworth
All American Home Inspections, Inc.
Travis Grubbs
http://www.allamericanhomeinspections.com
(912) 531-2852
tgrubbs72462@gmail.com



Independent Hawaii Home Inspectors

Sorry there are currently no Independent Home Inspectors in Hawaii.



Independent Idaho Home Inspectors

Idaho does not currently have any independent home inspectors willing to sign the no conflict of interest pledge.



Independent Illinois Home Inspectors

Countryside
American Home Inspectors Ltd
Stan Sawa
http://www.ahinspectors.com
(708) 579-0300
ahinspectorstan@aol.com
Orland Park
Inspect-A-Home, Inc
Mike Becker
http://www.inspectahome.us
(708) 460-6036
inspectormike@comcast.net



Independent Indiana Home Inspectors

Warsaw
Calvin Bolt Inspections & Testing
Calvin Bolt
http://www.inspectionsbetterbybolt.com
ICC Certified Code Inspector
Licensed/Certified Environmental Inspections & Testing
(574) 269-3507
Calvin@InspectionsBetterByBolt.com



Independent Iowa Home Inspectors

Iowa does not currently have any independent home inspectors willing to sign the no conflict of interest pledge.



Independent Kansas Home Inspectors

Kansas City
Norm Clark Property Inspections, Inc.
Norm Clark
http://www.nspec.com
(913) 780-4677
info@nspec.com



Independent Kentucky Home Inspectors

Kentucky does not currently have any independent home inspectors willing to sign the no conflict of interest pledge.



Independent Louisiana Home Inspectors

Louisiana does not currently have any independent home inspectors willing to sign the no conflict of interest pledge.



Independent Maine Home Inspectors

Brunswick – Portland – Midcoast
Complete Home Evaluation Services
DeWitt Kimball
http://www.CompleteHomeEvaluations.com
(207) 831-5634
dewitt@CompleteHomeEvaluations.com



Kittery – York – Southern Maine
Able Home Inspection
Dennis Robitaille
Evan Robitaille
http://www.ablehomeinspection.com
(800) 640-2253
denable@metrocast.net



Portland – Central and Southern Maine
RPR Professional Home Inspections Inc.
Roger Roy
http://www.rprprohomeinspections.com (207) 782-9663



Sherlock Homes Certified Home Inspections
Bob Smith
http://www.sherlockhomes-web.com
(207) 221-7605
bob@sherlockhomes-web.com



Oakland – Augusta – Central Maine
Elm-City Home Inspections
Ron Rodrigue
http://www.elmcityhomeinspection.com
(207) 465-8268
MaineHomeInspections@gmail.com



Independent Maryland Home Inspectors

Cascade
Maryland DC Home Inspection, LLC
Waqar Quraishi
http://www.marylandhomeinspection.org/
(202) 560-2145
marylandhi@gmail.com



Gaithersburg
Inspections by Bob, LLC
Bob Sisson
http://www.inspectionsbybob.com/
(301) 208-8289
Bob@Inspectionsbybob.com
Welmoed Sisson
(301) 208-8289
welmoed@inspectionsbybob.com



Potomac & Washington DC
Potomac Homes
Jacques Sirvain
http://www.potomac-homes.net
Office: (301) 983-6753
Cell: (301) 467-5922
js@potomac-homes.net



Severna Park

Arundel Home Inspection LLC
John Dirks Jr
http://www.arundelhomeinspection.com
(410) 733-3238
arundelhomeinspection@comcast.net



Independent Massachusetts Home Inspectors

Groveland – Newbury – Middlesex & Essex Counties
Able Home Inspection
Dennis Robitaille
Evan Robitaille
http://www.ablehomeinspection.com
800-640-2253
denable@metrocast.net



Falmouth – Cape Cod
Certified Inspection Associates, Inc.
James Orphanos
http://www.certified-inspection.com
(508) 564-5653
jimo@certified-inspection.com



Milton – Boston – Quincy
Bay Colony Home Inspection Consultants, Inc.
Bill Sutton
http://www.billsutton.com/
(617) 698-0945
webcontact1@billsutton.com



Stow – Worcester – Framingham
Harmony Home Inspection
Paul Rogoshewski
http://harmonyhomeinspection.com
(978) 568-8100
paul@harmonyhomeinspection.com

Swampscott
Law Office of Murray I. Davis
781-593-7379



Independent Michigan Home Inspectors

Detroit – (Southeast Michigan)
People, Places & Things LLC
Walter Williams
http://www.pptinspections.com
(313) 399-7016
pptinspections@hotmail.com



Bloomfield Hills
Norton Inspection Co.
Patrick Norton
http://www.nortoninspection.com
(248) 641-9339
info@nortoninspection.com

Oshtemo (Southwest Michigan)
Housesmithe Home Inspection

Randall Aldering
http://www.housesmithehomeinspection.com
(269) 342-1273
housesmithe@housesmithe.com

Rochester Hills (Southeast Michigan)
Independent Home Inspections and Consulting LLC
Eric Batke
http://www.ihicmichigan.com
(248) 410-6277
ericbatke@ihicmichigan.com



Independent Minnesota Home Inspectors

Minneapolis-St. Paul
Pro Certified Home Inspections, Inc.
Gaylen Ohman
http://www.procertifiedhomeinspections.com
(866) 662-0773
gohman@procertifiedhomeinspections.com

St. Michael
R Pro Home Inspections
Russell Proefrock
http://www.rprohomeinspection.com
(612) 703-9794
rprohome@yahoo.com



Independent Mississippi Home Inspectors

Sorry, there are no IHINA inspectors listed in MS



Independent Missouri Home Inspectors

Kansas City
Norm Clark Property Inspections, Inc.
Norm Clark
http://www.nspec.com
(913) 780-4677
carolyn@nspec.com



Independent Montana Home Inspectors

Montana does not currently have any independent home inspectors willing to sign the no conflict of interest pledge.



Independent Nebraska Home Inspectors

Nebraska does not currently have any independent home inspectors willing to sign the no conflict of interest pledge.



Independent Nevada Home Inspectors

Montana does not currently have any independent home inspectors willing to sign the no conflict of interest pledge.



Independent New Hampshire Home Inspectors

Portsmouth – Concord – Laconia – Conway – Rochester
Able Home Inspection
http://www.ablehomeinspection.com
Dennis Robitaille
Evan Robitaille
denable@metrocast.net
(800) 640-2253




Independent New Hampshire Home Inspectors

Portsmouth – Concord – Laconia – Conway – Rochester
Able Home Inspection
http://www.ablehomeinspection.com
Dennis Robitaille
Evan Robitaille
denable@metrocast.net
(800) 640-2253



Independent New Jersey Home Inspectors

Brick
D E Home Inspections
Martin Muth
http://www.D E Home Inspections.com
(908) 239-4081
martymuth@dehomeinspections.com

East Hanover
LookSmart Home Inspections, LLC
John Martino
http://www.looksmarthomeinspections.com
(973) 407-9621
LookSmart@optonline.net

Glen Rock
Caveat Emptor Home Inspectors LLC
Michael T Mulholland
http://www.caveatemptorhomeinspectors.com
(201) 689-4998
mulhollandmtm@aol.com

River Edge
Kerr Home Inspections
Jack Kerr
http://www.kerrhomeinspections.com
(201) 261-0456
jtkerr@verizon.net

Somerset
Metropolitan Home Inspection Co.
Joel Mizrahi
http://www.metrohomenj.com
(732) 846-1171
info@metrohomenj.com

West Milford
Merlin’s Home Inspection LLC
Thomas Horodnik
http://www.merlinshomeinspection.com
(973) 800-9905
info@merlinshomeinspection.com

Woodland Park
Accurate Inspections,Inc.
Michael Del Greco
http://www.accurateinspections.com
(973) 812-5100



Independent New Mexico Home Inspectors

New Mexico does not currently have any independent home inspectors willing to sign the no conflict of interest pledge.



Independent New York Home Inspectors

Brooklyn
AAA Gregory Martins Professional Engineers
Gregory Martins
http://www.inspectingengineer.com /
(718) 846-4853
profengineer@ureach.com
NYS Professional Engineer License# 077904

All Right Home Inspection
Yuriy Goldstein
http://www.allrighthomeinspection.com
(646) 220-3367
ygold@optonline.net

NY Inspect
Dov Herman
http://www.718inspect.com
(718) 467-7328
(516) 467-7328
buildinginspector@gmail.com
Campbell Hall
Statewide Inspection Consultants, Inc.

Rolf J. Klink
www.statewideinspectionconsultants.com
845) 544-7122
Statewideinfo@yahoo.com

Commack
All Long Island Home Inspection Engineers
Alfred Triolo, PE
http://www.1800engineer.com
(516) 620-6747 OR (631) 462-2743
NYS Professional Engineer License #73181-1

Glen Spey
Top To Bottom Inspections
Igor Smetaniuk
http://www.licensednyhomeinspector.com
(845) 856-4102
inspector@licensednyhomeinspector.com
NYS License #16000006204
News Magazine Comment

Mamaroneck
Allied Home Inspections
Tom Schlotter
http://www.allied123.com
(914) 438-4249
Tom@Allied123.com
NYS License #16000012630

Niskayuna
Empire State Home Inspection
Bernard Rock
www.EmpireStateHomeInspection.com
(518) 393-8470
Empire-State@earthlink.net

Saratoga Springs
Capital District Home Inspectors
Allen Tanner
www.capitaldistricthomeinspectors.com /
(518) 526-5167
allen@tannercontractors.com

Voorheesville
Excelsior Home Inspection Co. Inc.

Peter Schaming
http://excelsiorinspects.com/default.aspx
(518) 768-2713
excelinspect@aol.com
NYS License #16000007427

Westchester
Check Mark Services LLC
Jeff Molloy
http://www.checkmarkservice.com
Office 914-666-5368 – Mobile 914-646-7141
info@checkmarkservice.com
NYS License #16000013750



Independent North Carolina Home Inspectors

Chapel Hill
TBK Home Inspections
Kenneth Tabak
http://www.tbkinspections.com
(919) 408-0551
Kenneth.tabak@gmail.com

Charlotte
B.A. King Home Inspections, LLC
Bruce King
http://www.bakinghomeinspections.com
(704) 301-3207
bruceaking@bellsouth.net

Winston – Salem – Clemmons
Greenbrook Home Inspections, LLC
Jack Patterson
http://www.greenbrookhomes.net
(336) 682-1486
greenbrookhomes@bellsouth.net
NC License # 3162



Independent North Dakota Home Inspectors

Sorry. North Dakota does not currently have any independent home inspectors willing to sign the no conflict of interest pledge.



Independent Ohio Home Inspectors

Sorry. Ohio does not currently have any independent home inspectors willing to sign the no conflict of interest pledge.



Independent Oklahoma Home Inspectors

McAlester
Arrow Services
Bret Hinds
http://www.ashimcalester.com
(918) 426-4214
ashimcalester@yahoo.com
Oklahoma Home Inspector License #00173

Piedmont
H H Inspection Services
Spencer Huggins
http://www.hhinspections.com
(405) 410-1211
Spencer@hhinspections.com
Oklahoma Home Inspector License #0239

Ponca City
Lake Home Inspection
Larry Lake
http://www.inspectorlake.com
(580) 762-1125
InspectorLake@sbcglobal.net
Oklahoma Home Inspector License #108

Tulsa
Advantage Home Inspection Services, Inc.
Mark Reed
http://www.advantageinspects.com
(918) 243-7929
Advantage@cimtel.net
Oklahoma Home Inspector License #114



Independent Oregon Home Inspectors

Sorry. Oregon does not currently have any independent home inspectors willing to sign the no conflict of interest pledge.



Independent Pennsylvania Home Inspectors

Milford
Top To Bottom Inspections
Igor Smetaniuk
http://www.licensednyhomeinspector.com
(845) 856-4102
inspector@licensednyhomeinspector.com

Spring City – Philadelphia – Main Line
Strong Foundations Home Inspections
Nick Ostrowski
http://www.strongfoundations.com
(610) 792-9498
nick@strongfoundations.com



Independent Rhode Island Home Inspectors

Exeter
Coughlin’s Home Inspection Inc.
Kevin Coughlin
http://www.CoughlinsHomeInspection.com
(401) 301-3227
Coughlinshomeinspection@cox.net



Independent South Carolina Home Inspectors

Hilton Head
AAA Home Inspections
Richard Novicki
www.aaahi1.com
(843) 263-8105
ricknovicki@gmail.com
SC License RBI 610

Rock Hill
B.A. King Home Inspections, LLC
Bruce King
http://www.bakinghomeinspections.co
(803) 417-2116
bruceaking@bellsouth.net



Independent South Dakota Home Inspectors

South Dakota does not currently have any independent home inspectors willing to sign the no conflict of interest pledge.



Independent Tennessee Home Inspectors

Tennessee does not currently have any independent home inspectors willing to sign the no conflict of interest pledge.



Independent Texas Home Inspectors

Bullard – Lindale – Mineola – Tyler
Thompson Property Inspection
Bruce Thompson
http://www.tylerhomeinspector.com /
(903) 372-6864
mail@thompsonpropertyinspection.com

Lindale – serving all of Texas
Camelot Home Inspections
Brian Cameron
http://www.camelothomeinspections.com
(903) 882-1021
brian@camelothomeinspections.com




Independent Utah Home Inspectors

Kanab
Preservation Services
Doug Dewitz
Preservation Services
(435) 689-0254
cddewitz@gmail.com




Independent Vermont Home Inspectors

Montgomery
Clowes Inspection Service
Doug Clowes
http://www.clowesinspectionservice.com
cishome@yahoo.com
802-370-4587 cell
802-326-2383 office



Independent Virginia Home Inspectors

Fairfax
Potomac Homes
Jacques Sirvain
http://www.potomac-homes.net
Office: (301) 983-6753
Cell: (301) 467-5922
js@potomac-homes.net

Fredericksburg
Virginia Inspection Service, llc
Stuart Brooks
http://www.vainspectionservice.com/
(540) 898-0593
inspector1@vainspectionservice.com

King George
EmcoSpec Inspection Systems
John Jordan
http://www.emcospec.com
(301) 274-3358
emcospec@comcast.net



Independent Washington Home Inspectors

Sorry. Washington does not currently have any independent home inspectors willing to sign the no conflict of interest pledge.



Independent West Virginia Home Inspectors

Sorry. West Virginia does not currently have any independent home inspectors willing to sign the no conflict of interest pledge.



Independent Wisconsin Home Inspectors

Sussex
Criterion Home Inspectors LLC
Ted Nelson
http://criterioninspectors.com
(262) 442-9793
sarge@criterioninspectors.com



Independent Wyoming Home Inspectors

Sorry. Wyoming does not currently have any independent home inspectors willing to sign the no conflict of interest pledge.



Independent Alberta Home Inspectors

Calgary
Buyer’s Edge Home Inspection Services
Mike Lancop
www.buyersedgehome.com
(403) 601-3930
info@buyersedgehome.com



Independent British Columbia Home Inspectors

Vancouver
Caninspect Building Inspections LTD.
(Covering Lower Mainland & Vancouver Island)
Hugh Poole, C.P.I. 1
Indoor Air Quality Investigations
http://www.caninspect.com
(888) 459-3223 or (604) 618-8640
hpoole@telus.net

T.H.E. Home Inspection Company
Ted Gilmour, C.P.I.
http://www.theco.ca
(604) 618-0499
theco@shaw.ca

Victoria – Vancouver – Gulf Islands
Hunter & Associates Inspections Inc.
Bruce Hunter, CTech
http://www.houseinspectionsbc.com
(604) 725-7713 or 877-725-7713
hunterinspections@shaw.ca

West Vancouver
Cypress Property Inspections Ltd.v
Noel Murphy
www.cypresspropertyinspections.com
(604) 922-8413
snmurphy@shaw.ca



Independent Manitoba Home Inspectors

Winnipeg
Owl Home Inspection
Roy MacGregor
http://www.members.shaw.ca/owlhome
(204) 489-9346
roymacgregor@shaw.ca



Independent New Brunswick Home Inspectors

Fredericton
Status Inspection & Design
Chuk Mac Donald
www.status.ca
(506) 461-0549
chuk@rogers.com

Moncton
Moncton Home Inspections
Marc Nolti
www.monctonhomeinspections.com
506-381-5263
monctonhomeinspections@gmail.com



Independent Newfoundland-Labrador Home Inspectors

Bell Island
David Foley Inspections Limited
David Foley
www.davidfoleyinspections.com
709-488-3280
david@davidfoleyinspections.com



Independent Ontario Home Inspectors

Milton

Halton Home Inspection Service
Andy Shaw
http://www.haltoninspections.com
(905) 876 4761
info@haltoninspections.com

Newmarket

Moongate Home Inspections
Steven Lefebvre
www.moongatehomeinspections.com
(905) 868-9111
1 (844) 668-9111

steve@moongatehomeinspections.com

Richmond Hill (Greater Toroto)

H.I.Plus Inc.
Paul Vorobyov
http://www.homeinspectiongta.ca
(416) 305-4570
homeinspection19@yahoo.ca

Toronto (Greater Toronto Area)

Solex Group Professional Home Inspection
Vahn Balabanian
http://www.solexgroup.ca www.solexgroup.ca
416-850-1002



Independent Quebec Home Inspectors

Montreal

INSPECTO-PRO Inc
Allan White
http://www.inspectopro.com
(514) 696-6685
info@inspectopro.com

Montreal Home Inspection Services Inc.
Robert Young
www.montreal-home-inspection-services.com/
(514) 441-3732
robert_v.young009@sympatico.ca

Morris Charney Architect
Morris Charney
http://morrischarney.com
(514) 937-5100
mcharney@videotron.ca